The Chess Variant Pages



Check out Cylindrical Chess, our featured variant for March, 2023.

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Hawaiian Chess

If you had a Java-capable browser, you could play Hawaiian Chess here.
Keys "s"=save "l"=load "b"=back once

Or "Pacific Chess."

Pacific Chess

Castle As knight, or 2 squares orthogonally or diagonally.
Fortress 2 squares orthogonally or 1 square diagonally.
Guard As king, but not royal.
Chess Variants

These are simple illustrations rather than strong opponents.

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Written by Ed Friedlander


WWW Page Added: Sunday, December 30, 2001